Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Chicago (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Chicago's the town where Ferris Bueller spends his spectacular day off, taking advantage of everything the Windy City has to offer. He doesn't pretend to be sick and cut school just to stay home: he visits Sears Tower, the Art Institute and Wrigley Field. In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Chicago is a place where people dance in the streets and where you can catch a foul ball at a Cubs game. Why shouldn't the city show a little love in return by building a statue to the film's protagonist? Granted, teachers and parents might not feel comfortable with a monument to a character who glorifies playing hooky, but, hey, Ferris imparts some important lessons about getting the most out of life. And Chicago.